Photo gallery with soundscapes and quotes from the book The Forest Has You


African Rainforest & Pygmy Peoples

Gathering on trees, from Luis Devin's anthropological research in Central Africa (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon)
Baka boy climbing a rain forest tree to collect edible fruits and material for manufacturing tools (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon).

"L'accampamento è una piccola radura circondata da alberi che si ricongiungono a più di trenta metri d'altezza, oscurando gran parte del cielo..."

Luis Devin, The Forest Has You. Story of an Initiation
Italian edition: La foresta ti ha. Storia di un'iniziazione
(Castelvecchi - LIT Edizioni)

Soundscape: Greater Spot-nosed Monkey vocalizations
(Cercopithecus nictitans). In the background, African rainforest sounds.

Photo gallery about African Pygmies and the rainforest, with soundscapes from pygmy camps and the forest.

      Page URL:       Photos, texts and audio recordings by Luis Devin.
The time in the tropical rainforests of the Western Congo Basin, where the Baka and the other Pygmy peoples live, is 22:39.
Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).